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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Excellent tour and guide! The lunch was very good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Great tour, our guide spoke great English, was very knowledgeable and able to add a lot of fun history to the tour. Well worth our time and money!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Loved this tour. In total I think we visited 6 temples but the most amazing is the Golden Temple pictured. This is simply stunning and to top it off when we got off the bus it started to snow. Tour guide's speak great English and very informative. Would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The tour guide Namba was excellent, he was witty and his anecdotes were hilarious. The temples and shrines were beautiful and I was surprised we saw so many in one day. This is definitely worth doing if you don't have much time in Kyoto.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Very informative tour. We were able to see many of the main shrines and temples along with some shopping. The tour guide had great English and was very knowledgeable on the history of Kyoto. We had a blast!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Very worthwhile trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Get on this! Good way to get into the culture and learn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Excellent no hassle tour - wonderful Buddhist palaces, very good tour guide Michiko and time for personal exploration

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This was a fantastic tour. The advantages of the bus tour was that it provided so many temples with easy access and the knowledge of the guides. We had a perfect winters day. The tour guides were very well informed and provided not only insights on what we were visiting but also other local information. The only disadvantage going at year end was that some of the temples were closed for the New Year's break, however the replacements were fine.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Great guide and bus and locations. Stunning lunch... Very simple restaurant but beautiful food!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

The tour is very complete to see Kyoto in just one day. We had two tour guides, (Saiko and Mickey), both of them outstanding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Well worth the time and money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Wow what an amazing day, our guide was an older lady and she was fantastic, she reminded me of a school teacher a little. Plenty of time for photos, really pack day but we were never rush. Lunch was traditional Japanese food and probably my best meal in Japan ever. Strongly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Best time of the year to see the Golden Pavillion surrounded by snow. Lots of people but well organized. Our tour guide was a well of information and made us laugh with her great sense of humor. It was a long day visiting various Temples, however well worth it. Since Tokyo is hosting the 2020 Olympics, there is a lot of renovation going on. Some temples are partially covered up due to restoration. The lunch made for a nice break in between the morning and afternoon tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

I really liked this tour. Our tour guide was really funny and still informative and even kept her calm when half of the group run away to make photos with pretty kimono girls. The most beautiful spot was the Golden Pavilion, the most interesting the Nightingale floor of Nijo Castle.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Full day of sightseeing. I was only in Kyoto for a day so this package was perfect. Both guides were good (one of was named Gucci) and really explained the various sites in great detail. The lunch we had wasn't anything special.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Was fantastic....our guide Mickey was very knowledgable and fun...We learnt so much from this trip.Would recommend this to everybody.Loved it..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour was wonderful. The pick up was as scdeduled and the sites were great. However, there were too many sites to visit in such a short span of time. The y could have eliminated one place to allow us to spend a little more time at each of the remaining sites. The lunch was great, the tour director were very knowledgeable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Very well organized: we have seen a lot of places in just one day but without rush. Very good guides, friendly. Good selection of places

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

A marvellous introduction to Kyoto.A great guide . everything was as I expected. only better!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Very good tour. Recommended it to everyone visiting Kyoto. However, be prepared to be a very long day and very tired by the end of it. The lunch was very good in a nice restaurant. The tour guides are excellent and speak very good English.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Saw more then we could see by ourselves in one day. Lunch was good, and guide was able to move us along, yet enjoy our beautiful temples, shrines, and gardens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Excellent arrangement!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great tour, supported by great tour guides! It gave us a broader insight to Japan's culture and the city's rich historical heritage. In particular, we've found our tour guides storytelling very informative and compelling. Lunch was OK, albeit nothing memorable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

This was an excellent tour. Kyoto is a quaint city in some respects but unless you are prepared to really study the history and spend some serious time walking and taking the metro, you won't see these sites with this much information and this efficiently. The guide was excellent. All of the stops were extremely interesting and the guide explained all of the history. The time allotment was good. We traveled with kids (7 and 14) and they were interested in everything. Beware that if you have those who cannot climb a lot of stairs or walk an incline at the last stop, Kiyomizu Temple, they may have to wait at the bottom. It is an inclined road, leading to a lot of stairs with a very large and interesting complex at the top. The view is incredible and the site very interesting so don't skip it if you can handle the stairs. There is great shopping on the small streets below if you want to leave the tour there and make your way back to your hotel on your own. The last stop is right next to the Gion District. Our hotel was there so we shopped, tested sake, ate green tea ice cream and slowly walked back to our hotel. All other stops were fine for those with moderate walking ability.

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